Concert: Lansing Concert Big Band
Summer on the Commons Kicks Off
Lansing Concert Big Band performs at the Congregational Commons Stage starting at 6 pm. The band was formed in 1993 by members of the Lansing Concert Band who wanted to play great jazz standards and bring this exciting art form to mid-Michigan audiences. Jim Kasprzak, lead trumpet, directs the dynamic 18-piece group comprised of traditional jazz-era instrumentation: full sections of saxophones, trombones and trumpets, plus a swingin’ rhythm section. The ensemble also features two vocalists: Dan Templin and Kelly Sandula-Gruner, who are also members of Singers on the Grand.
Charlotte Celebrates hosts Music All Day
Charlotte Celebrates 25th Anniversary starts on June 15 and runs through June 18 in Downtown Charlotte hosted by the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. The celebration features its largest lineup ever of family events, musical talent, food, and just plain fun.
June 17 will host continuous music all day starting at 1 pm on alternate stages with the following bands:
- 1 pm to 4 pm – Roaring Twenties Party Band – Downtown Courthouse Lawn
- 4 pm – Acoustic Liberty – Beach Market Stage
- 6 pm – Lansing Concert Big Band – Congregational Commons Stage
- 8 pm – 100 Proof and Windwalker Open Mic – Beach Market Stage
Music on June 17 is sponsored by First Congregational Church of Charlotte, MSUFCU, Eaton Community Bank, Whistlepig BBQ, Sidestreets Deli & Bakery, and Acapulco Mexican Grill.
The concerts are free and open to everyone. Bring your lawn chairs, family and friends and have a great time!